Mayoiga: The lost village and apparently the lost writers [Review]

Mayoiga – The drama mystery show with a dull plot and cast of primarily boring characters. When I first saw the PV for this show I had high hopes. Recently Diomedea has a habit of alternating between cookie cutter romance comedy shows and generic action shows; so I was hoping this would help their stagnation since KanColle. In a sense, it did. Admittedly I did enjoy the show’s experimental visuals at times and there were a few characters that I didn’t want to execute. But I think the real monster of the show is the absence of any creative or entertaining writing.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) – Review

Boku Machi showed high promise in its previews and being somewhat of an A-1 Pictures fan, I was very excited for this show. The title in itself was intriguing enough, “The town where only I am missing”. It sounds like a line of a really pretentious poem and it clearly distinguished itself from the rest of the shows in the season.

Haruta to Chika – The Mysterious Romance of Dull Writing and Underwhelming Music [Review]

Breaking away from the traditional and expected genre pairings is an incredibly hit or miss strategy. Although some shows have flourished in its innovation to present a fresh idea to its audiences, Haruchika fell flat on so many levels that it was upsetting to watch. Giving praise where it’s due, creating a mystery/romance narrative is quite complex and the show’s ability to juggle these themes is still quite commendable. However, when assessed as a whole series, not only were its characters unlikable and its soundtrack underwhelming, but its impact as a mystery series was so lacklustre that I doubt anyone will even remember this show in a couple of months.